B’s Favourite Rose scented Cosmetics


Roses from the garden

We moved back to South Africa two years ago and for the first time, at 37, I have a garden.

It feels incredible when you plant something, see it flourish, grow and produce gorgeousness. This morning, while I was arm deep in soil and mulch, I looked up and there were the first of my Summer rose blooms.

They smelled so beautiful, so feminine. I was inspired to write about my favourite rose scented products.

My Favourite Rose scented Cosmetics


1. Guerlain Midnight secret late night recovery treatment

In addition to smelling so delicious, this luxurious nighttime treatment leaves your skin looking and feeling smooth, fresher and brighter. I often used it the night before an important shoot to leave my skin glowing the next morning. I could have used tubs of it when the twins were babies!

Available @ Stuttafords in South Africa

2. Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

This beautiful bath oil softens your skin and you feel like a princess stepping into a bath infused with this.

Available @ Stuttafords in South Africa

3. L’Occitane Rose 4 Reines bath & Shower Gel

My favourite rose body wash. It leaves your whole bathroom smelling like a rose garden.

Available @ L’Occitane in South Africa

4. Guerlain Cils D`enfer Maxi Lash Mascara

Encased in a glam gold tube, this volumising mascara contains Guerlain’s signature rose scent. The deep black pigment (also available in violet) is fab. Great for a light mascara or add more layers for a more dramatic effect. Don’t forget to clean wand off every so often, with a tissue, to prevent clogging.

Available @ Stuttafords in South Africa

5. Shu Uemura Depsea water facial mist-Rose

I love this face mist. It’s perfect to revitalise your skin before makeup application. Use it to set makeup at the end of application. Spray on your skin throughout flying to prevent it drying out. Also a must have, to hydrate the skin before applying face serums. Oh and it smells divine.

NA in South Africa

6. Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne

My hubby got this for me for Valentines Day and I just love it. The scent is light and floral and lovely!

Available @ Jo Malone in South Africa

7. Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream

This is an essential in my makeup kit, for skin crying out for moisture. A rich, nourishing moisturizer (used by Monica Belluci and loved by many) for sensitive and dry skin. Each tube contains thirty rose flowers. Also perfect after a flight to get your skin feeling supple again.

Available @ Wellness Warehouse in South Africa

8. Diptyque Roses Candle

Smells like an armful of gorgeous English garden roses.

NA in South Africa

9. Roses scented Oval

Diptique also makes a white ceramic oval, containing wax, infused with ‘Roses’ scent, to perfume your lingerie. (How is that for luxury?!)

NA in South Africa

10. Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour

All Anna Sui’s cosmetics are infused with the scent of roses and her cheek colours are particularly beautiful with great pigment.

NA in South Africa

11. Aroma Essence Rose D’Orient Super Serum

This is my favourite treat for brides. I like to massage it into the skin before I apply moisturiser. It sinks right in, the scent is relaxing and it helps reduce irritation and inflammation of the skin. Leaves a nice glow on the skin for that special day.

Available @ Woolworths in South Africa


❤Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty

❤The benefits of Rose Essential Oil

–   Lowers anxiety and stress levels.

–   Weekly massage with rose, rose geranium, lavender and jasmine oils for 8 weeks improve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes.

–   Abdominal massage with 5cc almond oil, one drop rose oil, 2 drops lavender & 1 drop clary sage decreases menstrual cramps.




Author: Bernice Dodd

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